America is slowly waking up. Yesterday's Presidential election is all about change for the United States. America has been asleep for a very long time. People are experiencing strong emotions of fear, sadness, and loss. Many are afraid of what we can't see. We don't know what the future holds.
Hispanic children are terrified that they will be deported. People are simply afraid of our future.
Joining together for a change is what needs to happen. We can't change the fact that the electoral vote caused Trump to be our unwitting and unprepared president. We can change the electoral vote from being the component in our next election that casts doubt on our rights and ability to elect the president we choose.
Complaining about where we are does nothing constructive. Join together and do something. Write letters to your congressman. Create communities where we fight together for justice, equality no matter what color our skin is or what country we were born in.
It did not matter that Hilary had more votes than Trump. The Electoral College is what deemed the Trump win.
Most people have no idea that it is not the number of popular votes that wins the presidency. Electoral votes are what matter. The Electoral College was set up so that larger states do not overshadow smaller states or those with more rural areas. It is rare that a president is elected only by Electoral votes. The last time a President was elected only by Electoral College votes was in 2000 when George W. Bush became president. He did not win by popular vote nationwide. The United States deficit went into the Trillions of dollars during George W. Bush's term.
For those of us who were once considered minorities who's votes didn't matter or count (women, Hispanics, blacks, Muslims) now they do. You matter. 53 million Hispanics cannot be deported. It isn't financially feasible.
Fighting or crying over the outcome is a waste of energy and causes suffering. Be okay with what is. We can find good in everyone. Everyone has positive attributes. What positive attributes can you find in Trump? You hold the key to your personal empowerment.
When is it time for a change? I assert the time is now.